Working with vulnerable children and their families, whether in an educational setting, within the criminal justice system or through fostering and adoption, you know what a struggle life can be for them. Research has shown time and again that those that suffer Adverse Childhood Experiences will face greater challenges because of the things that happened to them beyond their control.

Lisa’s mission is to provide accessible, scientifically grounded knowledge and information to all those working with and around trauma, resilience and recovery.

Listen To Lisa's Podcast

With a vision of bringing people together across all the sectors, Lisa interviews social workers, teachers, CAMHs and those creating trauma informed community based support, to name a few. 

Watch Lisa On YouTube

If you prefer to watch rather than listen, then head over to the YouTube Channel and watch as Lisa interviews different people across the sectors; Social Care, Education, Criminal Justice and Health.

Together we can build ACE educated, Trauma Sensitive and Attachment Aware services across our communities. 

Dr Lisa Cherry is the Director of Trauma Informed Consultancy Services Ltd leading a dynamic and creative organisation that provides a ‘one stop’ approach to delivering on research, consultancy and learning and development. Lisa is an author, researcher, leading international trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting schools, services and systems to create systemic change to the way that we work with those experiencing and living with, the legacy of trauma. Lisa has been working in and around Education and Children’s Services for over 30 years and combines academic knowledge and research with professional expertise and personal experience. Lisa has worked extensively with Social workers, Educators, Probation Workers and those in Adult Services, training and speaking to over 30,000 people around the world including in the US, Australia and Pakistan and across the whole of the UK.

Lisa has produced multiple pieces of research for various settings and Lisa’s own MA research looked at the impact on education and employment for care experienced adults who experienced school exclusion as children in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Lisa completed her DPhil research at The University of Oxford in the Department of Education in January 2024, asking the research question “How do care experienced adults who were also excluded from school make sense of belonging?”

Lisa is the author of the hugely successful book ‘Conversations that make a difference for Children and Young People’ (2021)and ‘The Brightness of Stars’ 3rd Edition published in June 2022. A new book contract has been signed for publication in 2024/2025 on cultivating belonging. 


This is the second time I have seen Lisa present and wasn’t disappointed. She is intelligent, knowledgeable and witty, but above all she gets it. She understands the whole concept of working with vulnerable children and the complex adults they become but she is realistic in her expectations of professionals and encourages a dialogue and narrative which supports not only the service user but the professional too. Excellent session thank you.
Catherine Hardman

Trust Pilot Review

Lisa gave an inspiring and challenging days training to our social care staff team at Don Bosco care. She held people’s attention throughout and left them with much to think about. She is an excellent communicator who owns completely her very well researched and presented material. I will certainly seek to have her back in the future.
Brian Hogan

CEO Don Bosco Care Chartered MCIPD

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